Garnet Health

Social Worker- BHU

Job Locations US-NY-Harris
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/16/2021 1:56 PM)
Physical Location
Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills
Campus : Location
# of Openings
Behavioral Health
Shift (1) : Shift Type
1 - Day
Shift (1) : If Other, Shift Slot
Variable shifts including weekends and holidays.


Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills.  Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System’s three hospital campuses (Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:



The Social Worker will be responsible for implementing effective treatment and discharge planning based on established Standards of Practice set forth by the NY Office of Professions and the National Association of Social Workers, and ensuring all patient care policies and procedures are adhered to in accordance with Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills policies and New York State Licensure requirements. The Social Worker will be able to exhibit critical thinking, effectively organize/prioritize accordingly, and implement evidence based care.


Social Work Clinician/Case Manager – primary role is to provide psychiatric/detox emergency screening in the Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills Emergency Department. Additionally will provide case management, and discharge planning for non-psychiatric patients. The Clinician is also responsible for obtaining insurance approval for inpatient behavioral health treatment, making sure that correct legal papers are completed and prepare other documentation as necessary. Maintaining administrative records related to emergency evaluations and case management. Close collaboration with ED physician and other staff members, psychiatrist on-call, and Behavioral Health inpatient units. Frequent contacts with: law enforcement personnel, EMS, Medical Center security, ED RN staff, and family members.


SW Clinician – is also responsible to be part of the multidisciplinary team in addressing the needs of a behavioral health patient in medical floor by assisting in their treatment and ensuring that patient has appropriate discharge plan. The SW Clinician will also be the primary Case Manager for the detox patient on the medical floor assuring discharge planning, utilization review, and insurance approval.


Minimum Education: Master’s degree in Social Work.


Minimum Experience:

  • Demonstrated assessment skills.
  • Ability to utilize problem solving theories and techniques, combined with flexibility and creativity, in working with a diverse population.
  • Must possess time management skills, highly developed verbal and written skills, problem solving capacity, critical thinking, and good organizational skills. Requires knowledge of community resources, third party payers, and regulatory agencies. Competency on computer is preferred.

Required Certification/Registration:

  • Currently license and registered in NY State to practice as a social worker.
  • BLS certification required upon hire.
  • Must attend hospital crisis program within 3 months of hire or transfer and annually thereafter.
  • Maintains all required certifications for the areas assigned.

Physical Requirements: Position will primarily be medium to light work requiring lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Bending, twisting, stooping, kneeling, and reaching are required. Position requires 20% sitting and 80% standing or walking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken and written word is required.


Working Conditions:

  • Environmental Demands and Exposure to Hazards: Works in a clean, well-lighted, heated or ventilated facility.  No routine exposure to hazards. Position may have occasional exposure to blood, body substances, infectious materials, chemical hazards, vibration, radiation, slippery surfaces, or noise that may result from performance of duties.
  • Physical Demands: Demonstrates physical and functional ability to perform full anatomical range of motion to accomplish tasks. Evidence of visual and aural acuity and finger and hand dexterity to operate computer and office equipment. Can withstand long periods of sitting, standing and/or constant walking. Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Mental Demands: Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information, and prioritize tasks. Possesses critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility. Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations. May be subject to irregular hours including evenings or potentially weekends to participate in operational and community events as necessary.


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